|Bid||99.28 x 1300|
|Ask||99.70 x 900|
|Day's Range||99.00 - 100.65|
|52 Week Range||89.89 - 125.09|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.97|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.84 (3.62%)|
|1y Target Est||116.36|
UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said late on May 15 that it has completed a multi-year, $300 million expansion of its key ground sorting and distribution hub in Louisville, Kentucky, tripling its size to more than 1 million square feet and doubling its package processing capacity to about 85,000 packages per hour. The project is critical to Atlanta-based UPS' operations because the facility, known as "Louisville Centennial," sits just a couple of miles from the company's "Worldport" global air hub at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Packages are inserted at the hub into the UPS air network for next-day or same-day delivery if the parcels are funneled through by the cut-off of 1:30 a.m. With the expansion, the hub will funnel even more parcels into its air operations, supporting fast deliveries to e-commerce customers, UPS said.
UPS (UPS) today announced Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine has named the company to its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” annual listing for the tenth straight year. The distinction celebrates the standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of Russell 1000 companies across the United States. “It’s good to see our ongoing sustainability efforts to continue to be a good neighbor and to mitigate our environmental footprint are being recognized as evidenced by UPS moving up 27 spots on this listing year over year,” said Crystal Lassiter, senior director of global sustainability for UPS.
The facility has more than tripled in size and roughly doubled its sorting capacity while adding a few hundred workers.
Perhaps no other company defines this century's digitized economy better than Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). By simply mentioning AMZN stock, the U.S. has a game-changing institution that's the envy of the world. But with unprecedented dominance comes fierce criticism and opposition.Source: Shutterstock Especially in the current political environment, it's become routine to blast the e-commerce giant as disruptive and exploitative. Even President Trump -- a man who isn't exactly popular -- went on the offensive against AMZN stock.Admittedly, many of these accusations have a ring of truth to them. But what's also true is that the company has made genuine efforts to revitalize the broader economy. For instance, in its latest bid to bring one-day deliveries to Prime customers, Amazon is funding courier service entrepreneurs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere's the rub: they're asking AMZN employees to step up to the plate.Essentially, management wants some of their workers to quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. The idea here is that these business owners will grow a delivery fleet to serve only Amazon customers, streamlining a segment of a multi-billion dollar industry. Of course, with e-commerce representing a greater share of all retail sales, this is a viable operation. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites To further incentivize volunteers, AMZN is offering a very generous offer: $10,000 to help with start-up costs, in addition to three-months' pay. Not only will this move boost the Amazon stock price longer-term, it may finally ease PR pressure. AMZN Employees Have Opportunity of a LifetimeOne of the best investments you could have made was to invest in Amazon stock early on. One meme circulating shows how $1,000 at the IPO would be worth $1.2 million today. Failing that, the next best choice is to partner with the company as it attempts to utterly dominate retail.Given a choice, I'll take the entrepreneurship offer over free shares of AMZN stock. Why? As a non-dividend paying growth name, you can't do much with the equity. Shares will either move higher or lower. But with the delivery-service partnership, you have the ability to control their compensation.Best of all, you don't have to deal with office politics. Your success (or failure) is entirely dependent on you. I believe this is a pivotal reason why entrepreneurs are happier than employees. This happiness segues perfectly into my next point… Partnership Offer Is a Great Deal for Amazon StockAs a former employee of several large corporations, I've experienced private couriers like FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) from several angles. Generally speaking, the level of service varies by specific worker or business unit.I've encountered delivery drivers who made it clear that they hated their jobs. And over time, I've noticed less-personable service as a retail customer. Nowadays, the "track my shipment" option that many couriers offer is totally useless because the estimated arrival time window is too big.Most likely, that will change with a dedicated delivery network, eventually driving up the Amazon stock price. I say this because business owners, not employees, will handle the one-day delivery services. If a problem pops up, the managers of that particular route have every incentive to resolve it. If not, the entire business suffers. * 6 Trade War Stocks With a Lot of Risk Because personal pride and reputation is associated with each Prime shipment, I think you'll see better-than-expected performances. You can't say that about FedEx or UPS because each cog is tied to a bigger one. Therefore, on the delivery end, you don't find much motivation for operational excellence. This is an underappreciated tailwind for AMZN stock. AMZN Stock Can Finally Shed Its PR ControversiesAs I mentioned earlier, Amazon stock carries with it many controversies. Primarily, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has disrupted the retail sector so much that several malls have simply collapsed. In those failures, however, lie terrible human tragedies.In addition, high-profile politicians and social advocates have accused Amazon of being tone deaf. The uproar was so great that ultimately, AOC upended HQ2 in NYC. Plus, you have Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang calling out the company for not paying federal taxes.But with the delivery-partnership program, AMZN can finally attract positive attention. That's because this program is an immediate job creator. True, Amazon has automated thousands of jobs into oblivion. But this partnership opportunity rewards those with a visionary spirit. In turn, these folks can grow their businesses in their communities, sparking a hiring surge.It also does away with the notion that Amazon stock is merely a consumptive entity. This bold strategy levers an accretive effect on communities impacted by either automation or disruption. At the very least, the move forces a nuanced discussion of big business in the 21st century.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market * 5 Consumer Stocks Ready to Push Higher * 3 of the Best ETFs to Buy for a Play on Gold Stocks Compare Brokers The post 3 Reasons Why The New Delivery Service Program Will Lift Amazon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
UPS (UPS) has completed the multi-phase expansion of its Louisville Centennial ground package sortation and distribution facility. “Tripling the size of our Centennial hub provides companies with distribution centers and operations in Kentucky and the surrounding areas with more opportunities to better serve their customers,” said Joe Boyle, president of UPS’s Ohio Valley District.
The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. (“K&T”), www.nasd-law.com, announced today that it filed a claim against Merrill Lynch on behalf of a former UPS (UPS) employee for losses sustained from unsuitable covered call writing strategies for concentrated UPS stock positions. More importantly, the Claimant was earning much needed quarterly dividends, which he relies upon in his retirement.
Amazon (AMZN) is doing something avant-garde, paying employees to quit and start their own business. Amazon is offering employees 3-months pay and $10,000 worth of startup funds to open their own local delivery services.
UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said May 14 that it will triple to 179 the number of countries that U.S. exporters can ship to on Saturdays. An additional 122 countries are now included in the company's "Worldwide Express" service, UPS said. The new countries include 20 in Europe, 28 in the Americas, 2 in Asia Pacific and 72 in the Middle East and Africa.
UPS (UPS) is significantly expanding the destination countries that are available to its U.S. customers using the company’s Saturday pick-up solution for export shipments. Businesses that schedule a Saturday pick-up for their UPS Worldwide Express portfolio packages from the U.S. to 179 international markets will have their shipments processed and shipped on Sunday and delivered as soon as Monday.
The tech contractor finds itself in a litany of companies tied together by activist investor John Chevedden.
UPS Declares Quarterly Dividend(Continued from Prior Part)Share repurchasesShare repurchases are yet another strategy that United Parcel Service (UPS) uses to create wealth for its shareholders. Share buybacks are considered a more tax-efficient
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a massive company and it has an equally massive workforce. The company employs many people at its warehouses, where three factors are converging: shipping costs, the need for greater speed with the move to one-day Amazon Prime shipping, and increased labor costs. The company is now experimenting with equipment that addresses all three of these issues. And it could lead to Amazon job cuts.Source: Amazon New machines rapidly box up orders and label them, building a custom-made box for each order as they do so. At each warehouse where the technology is deployed, there could be up to 24 Amazon job cuts as the robotic equipment replaces humans. Report: Amazon Job Cuts Coming Via Warehouse Order Boxing AutomationReuters published an exclusive report this morning, detailing a program currently being tested at Amazon warehouses. According to Reuters' sources, the company has installed technology at a number of its warehouses that scans the products for an order as they arrive on a conveyer belt, then wraps them in a custom-made box and slaps on a delivery label.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe machines -- called CartonWrap -- are made by an Italian company, and are capable of processing between 600 and 700 boxes per hour. That makes them four or five times more efficient than a human packer. Offsetting this efficiency somewhat is the need to have one employee stationed at the machine to help load custom orders, and another to keep stocking the machine with glue and sheets of cardboard.A warehouse with the CartonWrap machines installed would also need to have a specially-trained technician onsite to deal with jams and other issues. According to the Reuters report, the net gain for Amazon is the elimination of at least 24 positions per warehouse. If the CartonWrap machines are deployed at all Amazon U.S. warehouses, that would represent 1,300 Amazon job cuts.As for expenditures, the costs of the equipment would be recovered within two years. Given the cost of employee wages, that's a substantial win for the company, and a positive for Amazon stock. Benefits for Amazon StockAmong American companies, Amazon has the second-largest number of employees. Wages are a big expense. That cost got even bigger last year when it announced a new $15 hourly minimum wage for all employees. That move reportedly cost $1.5 billion per year, and the resulting hit to AMZN earnings is likely to impact Amazon stock value.The Amazon job cuts would help a bit to offset that increased expenditure.For years, Amazon has had issues where small products were shipped in ridiculously large boxes. This is not only bad PR, but it costs the company more in shipping fees. And shipment costs for a company with Amazon's scale are huge -- big enough that AMZN launched its own delivery service last year, competing with carriers like UPS (NYSE:UPS). The CartonWrap machines customize boxes to minimize wasted space, which means lower cost through carriers -- and more packages on a truck for its own delivery fleet.Finally, in April Amazon announced it would begin rolling out one-day Prime delivery.Amazon stock has been feeling the effect of slowing e-commerce sales, and improving Prime from two-day to one-day service is seen as a way to boost those shopping numbers. But one-day shipping requires orders to be turned around much more quickly. Replacing human order boxers with CartonWrap machines that are four to five times faster would go a long way toward achieving one-day Prime delivery goal. Avoiding LayoffsAMZN has been working to put a positive spin on its role as the country's second-largest employer. Headlines decrying Amazon job cuts would not be the desired outcome. The company has not made the final decision about wide scale deployment of the CartonWrap technology, but if its does there is a plan.An Amazon spokesperson released a statement, telling Reuters:"We are piloting this new technology with the goal of increasing safety, speeding up delivery times and adding efficiency across our network. We expect the efficiency savings will be re-invested in new services for customers, where new jobs will continue to be created." * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites Reuters sources say that means the company will count on attrition and shuffling employees to other positions, while playing up the safety angle. That would avoid those Amazon job cuts being reported as actual layoffs and ensure the new robots are a win for Amazon stock on multiple fronts.As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites * 10 Stocks That Could Squeeze Short Sellers, Including CGC * 5 Tech Stocks Getting Crushed Compare Brokers The post Robots Are Coming for 1,300 Amazon Warehouse Jobs appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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ATLANTA, May 09, 2019 -- The UPS (NYSE: UPS) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.96 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares..
Shareowners of UPS (UPS) today elected a Board of Directors for a one-year term and ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent registered public accountants. Shareowners also rejected a proposal to prepare a report to assess the integration of sustainability metrics into executive compensation.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and UPS today announced a series of training seminars and workshops for women business owners in Mexico, Nigeria, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. The workshops contribute to ITC SheTrades’ commitment, in collaboration with UPS, to connect 3 million women to the global marketplace by 2021.
In most cases, trying to pinpoint the best entry spot into a new position is a lost cause. Either a stock doesn't ebb and flow predictably enough, or waiting ends up meaning a trader ultimately misses out on gains. The market's very best stocks have a knack for making prolonged rallies, never pulling back and opening a window of opportunity.There are exceptions, however. That is to say, some stocks are forever rising and falling in a pattern, making long-term net progress, even if not rising in a straight line. * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality To that end, here's a rundown of the market's best stocks to buy on a decent dip. They're not necessarily ripe for a purchase right now, but they each sport enough long-term momentum and the right fundamentals to recover from a future stumble as well as they have in the past.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Click to EnlargeJohnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock may not always soar to higher highs. But, even when the market environment is lousy and the economy is in shambles, JNJ stock finds a way of hammering out some degree of progress. Its stumbles are always short-lived before yielding to a move above its prior peak.That persistence has everything to do with the nature of its business. Johnson & Johnson sells a mix of prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol and Zyrtec and a variety of medical equipment. Its top and bottom lines don't move in a perfectly straight line, but they broadly move higher all the time.There is a catch with JNJ stock, however. While it can and usually does recover pretty quickly, there's no rhythm or pattern to its pullbacks and rebounds. Verizon Communications (VZ) Click to EnlargeThe telecom industry is changing. It's getting tougher to be in, as the lines between phone and video -- and now entertainment -- continue to blur.Nobody knows that better than the chiefs at Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), which acquired a struggling Yahoo with plans to use that as a springboard into the streaming video arena. It has not worked out very well, with the company writing down $5 billion last year to adjust for the deteriorating value of its Yahoo and AOL properties.Unlike its biggest rival AT&T (NYSE:T), however, Verizon hasn't taken on too much outside of the telecom realm. Revenue growth has been surprisingly steady, even if income growth hasn't been quite as consistent. It's the erratic bottom line largely responsible for the pullbacks the stock has been dishing out since 2010. * 10 Vice Stocks to Spice Up Your Portfolio Take a closer look at those lulls though. Just when it looks like the stock's never going to recover, it does. Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Click to EnlargeGoldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) used to be a titan, and arguably the premier name in the investment banking business. That's not the case anymore. Through a combination of more competition and a lack of effective focus, Goldman lost a step.Investors have taken notice. It was earnings lulls that largely drove the 2011, 2015 and 2018 setbacks for GS stock. Those were big selloffs too. Last year's tumble was almost a 50% meltdown from peak to trough.Those troughs have been great buying opportunities though, since if nothing else, Goldman Sachs can lean on its pedigree while it regroups to restore earnings growth. There's also a support line that appears to be playing a role in the stock's recoveries now. Lowe's Companies (LOW) Click to EnlargeHardware store chain Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) has always played second fiddle to bigger rival Home Depot (NYSE:HD), and perhaps hasn't performed as well as it would have liked because Home Depot was forever standing in the way.The second-biggest home improvement retailer is no slouch, however. As long as the economy and housing market are on solid footing, Lowe's is growing too, securing its spot on a list of the best stocks to buy on a dip. * 7 Tips for Financial Planners to Gain a Competitive Edge The weekly chart of LOW confirms it. The weekly chart also makes clear that this particular stock ebbs and flows in a rhythm, and more often than not, it turns around when it bumps into previously established support and resistance lines. Medtronic (MDT) Click to EnlargeMedtronic (NYSE:MDT) makes and markets a variety of medical devices, ranging from pacemakers to dialysis catheters to electrosurgical instruments.Yes, as was the case with Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic's business is reliable from one quarter -- and one year -- to the next. The tradeoff is, red-hot growth is incredibly unlikely.It's a dynamic investors generally have a tough time remembering, given the stock's up-and-down action. The market will bid it up to unsustainable values, and when they correct that move, they overdo the downturns as well. The end result is a relatively well-established zig-zag pattern that since 2015 has been framed by equally well-established support and resistance lines.It looks as if MDT shares just pushed up and off the lower boundary of that rising trading range. WEC Energy Group (WEC) Click to EnlargeThere's rarely a bad time to own a utility stock. While they offer little in the way of growth, they offer much in the way of consistency. They're also solid dividend payers, even if they rise and fall like bonds when interest rates fall and rise.WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) isn't an exception to that norm.Yes, it's a bit off the radar. WEC Energy serves only 4.5 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. * 7 ETFs for Investors With a Gambler's Spirit That obscurity is the edge investors have, however. It's not overwatched and overinvested the way bigger names like Southern Co (NYSE:SO) and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) are. That dynamic allows it to move without an unnatural level of buying and selling pressure; instead, moving back and forth in a well-established pattern clearly framed by support and resistance levels. It just bumped into the upper boundary of that ceiling, so investors looking to step in will probably have to wait a while. Dollar Tree (DLTR) Click to EnlargeDollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) is a curious bird. One would think the deep discounter would thrive when the economy is in shambles and struggle when the economy is thriving.That has not necessarily been the case though. In fact, there has been no apparent link to the economy in a long time for DLTR stock. It just moves higher in any kind of environment, in step with unfettered sales and earnings growth. Last quarter's slight sales lull is the first time since 2014 the top line has shrunk. Before that, it hadn't happened since the end of 2007. That consistency is the key reason DLTR has earned a spot on a list of the best stocks to buy after a pullback.Just for the record, however, the pullbacks Dollar Tree shares are dishing out on a regular basis are uncomfortably big. The trip from the upper edge of a long-term trading range to the lower end of that range last year cut DLTR by about a third of its value. Coca-Cola (KO) Click to EnlargeConsumers may be steering away from sugary sodas, but that's hardly all Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is anymore. Dasani water, Honest T tea and Zico coconut water are just some of its healthier options that consumers are clamoring for these days. That diverse product lineup is a key reason the company's sales and earnings have been predictable, even if not always moving forward.The beverage business runs (no pun intended) hot and cold, and that can push KO stock higher and lower by quite a bit. * 7 Marijuana Stocks That Are Bleeding Cash Take a step back and look at the weekly chart though. You'll find that what feels like sizeable pullbacks at the time ends up being opportunities to step into a long-term uptrend right as the lower boundary of a rising channel is met. Micron Technology (MU) Click to EnlargeShares of Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) ebb and fall regularly too, but their cycle can take an agonizingly long time to complete. Whereas other names that make for great "buy on a dip" prospects may peel back for a few weeks, Micron shares can slide for over a year.In every case so far, though, the recovery has more than offset the setback.The cycle in question is neither a psychological nor an economic one. It's a tech-based one. The computer memory market is in the nasty habit of over-responding to rising RAM prices, creating too much production capacity that leads to a price-gouging glut. That's what up-ended MU stock in 2018, and again last year.The tough part about using these selloffs is being patient enough to let them run their full course before filing back in. United Parcel Service (UPS) Click to EnlargeFinally, add United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) to your watchlist of stocks to buy after a major pullback.UPS contends with a variety of headwinds, ranging from economic lulls to fuel prices to competitive pressures. None of them are easy, and all of them are capable of taking a toll on United Parcel Service shares with or without notice. The weekly chart of UPS is visibly, alarmingly erratic. * 10 Tech Stocks to Buy Now for 2025 Take a closer look at that chart though. While sea-sickening at times, all of the dips since 2009 have been great short-term buying opportunities. Several of them wound up being great long-term entry points. The challenge is just mustering the guts to take the swing, trusting that United Parcel Service is capable of addressing its challenges immediately after they surface. So far, it has been.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Tick All the Boxes * 7 Stocks to Buy From the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund * 5 Tech ETFs to Plug In to Big Profits Compare Brokers The post 10 Great Stocks to Buy on Dips appeared first on InvestorPlace.
United Parcel Service Inc NYSE:UPSView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for UPS with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting UPS. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $3.00 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold UPS are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. UPS credit default swap spreads are at their highest levels for the past 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
New data from the second annual The UPS Store® “Inside Small Business Survey” reveals that the entrepreneurial spirit remains strong. What’s more is that the survey found that age is no indicator of entrepreneurial dreams: 54 percent of Americans say that they would rather open a small business than retire, if money or health were not a factor later in life. Dr. Luke Pittaway, Ohio University College of Business O’Bleness Professor of Entrepreneurship, says this could be attributed to people living longer, healthier lives.
Investigate the different business models and strategies for UPS and FedEx, two companies that seemingly compete for the same delivery business.
Siemens AG and Honeywell International Inc. have built machines that pull packages from the back of a tractor-trailer and place them on conveyor belts, whizzing the parcels off for sorting. “The biggest challenge in our world is: Every single package is different in size, shape, weight, color, material,” said Ted Dengel, managing director of operations technology at FedEx’s ground-delivery unit. Automated unloaders took years to develop and still haven’t been perfected, reflecting the difficulty of working with an array of packages that are stacked differently from truck to truck.